CBS Television Distribution has canceled The Arsenio Hall Show after one season because of low ratings, the Associated Press reports.
Mind you, just a few months ago, former late-night talk show host Jay Leno made a special guest appearance on Hall to announce its second season renewal.
So what in the world happened?
Well CBS knew the chances of television stations moving the talk show to a lesser time slot as ratings continued to fall against other programs like ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.
In a statement, Hall says he knew launching the show would be a challenge.
“I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created,” he says.
A show spokesperson says Hall is currently in reruns and won’t resume production. The last new episode aired May 21.
The cancellation of Hall’s show returns the late-night talk show scene to mainly white male hosts, with a few exceptions such as Tavis Smiley on PBS.